Mar 142016

Bruff U18’s Munster final Preview

Bruff u18’s have reached the Pan Munster final for the third year in a row after beating Dolphin 5-0 in a tight semi final played in Bruff on Sunday March 6th.

Is wasn’t until the 43rd minute that the game winning score came. Bruff attacked the right hand side of the Dolphin 22 through the pack before moving the ball all the way to the left, for wing Dean O Shea to score in the corner. Bruff’s experience was enough to see them through to the St Patricks day decider which is scheduled to be played on the main pitch in Thomond Park Vs Waterpark at 4pm.

Waterpark claimed a 21-3 win over Dungarvan in the other semi-final on Saturday and will travel to Thomond park on Thursday in big numbers with both the u16’s & 18’s playing on the day. Like Bruff, Waterpark are no strangers to these finals having contested a number of these deciders in recent years at both 16’s and 18’s age grades.

The two teams have met already this year with Bruff winning 16-8 when the sides met in January. But this is a final and that result will count for nothing when the teams take the field on Thursday.


The finals for the last two years have been absolute crackers and all indications suggest that this week’s final will be no different as the two best youths teams in Munster go head to head to try and capture the title. Approximately 40 clubs and up to 1000 players from the six counties of Munster have taken part in this competition over the last 7 months and now only two teams remain standing.

KO is 4pm in Thomond Park on Thursday (St. Patricks Day) .. Please come out and support

Squad: Dave Barrett, Thomas Quigley, Jack Fitzgerald ,Daniel O Shea, Tadgh O Dwyer, Ferghal Cooke ,Paul Tracey ,Daniel Gleeson, Simon Divilly, Cormac Daly, Joseph O Connell ,James Hanly, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dunworth, Cian Clifford, John Bateman, Dean O Shea, Liam Barrett, Mikey O Grady, John Bulfin, Mattew Lockhart O Dea, Richard Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, Callum Winship , Gearoid Moynihan, Jerry O Dea, Jack O Malley

Coaches: Eoin Cahill, Timmy Quirke, Martin o Rourke

Manager: Tony Clifford, Fitness: Eric Finn

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Youth Rugby Results Week Ending 13th March

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Mar 142016

The following are the results from the matches played for the week ending 13th March.

The Under 15 team played Shannon RFC in Coonagh in the league semi-final and were unlucky to be beaten on a score line of 19 – 5.
The Under 14 team took on Newcastlewest in Kilballyowen Sunday morning and came out on top on a score line of 23 – 0. Great credit must go to the lads in the performance they put in for the entire game. They fronted up from the start against the larger NCW team but Bruff moved NCW around the pitch and they were unable to contend with the desire to win and the overall good interlinking between the Bruff backs and forwards. Bruff scored four tries from Darragh O’Keeffe, Rhys Costello, Sean Connaughton and James Gleeson. Cian McNamara also landed a penalty from about 23m at an important stage of the game when the score was 18-0.

Bruff RFC On Irish TV – Limerick Matters

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Feb 102016

Just got notification from Irish TV that the program that was recently recorded at Bruff RFC is being transmitted this evening at 7pm on Sky Channel 191 and will be repeated again on Sunday 14th February at 5pm. Be sure to give it a look and see who you recognize.

Senior XV vs. Midleton

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Jan 292016

The firsts take on Midleton tomorrow in Cork in the Ulster Bank league. Kick off is at 2.30pm. The team lines out as follows: 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3.Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Mikey Cooke 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Carroll 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O’Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11.Paidi Kilcoyne 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Tom Callaghan 14.Graham Whelan 15.Declan Bannon Subs – Keith Laffan, Brian Morrissey, Neilus Keogh, Kevin Madigan, Sean Darcy.

Fixture’s W/E 30/31 Jan

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Jan 292016

There’s a busy few days ahead with all the adults teams in action over the weekend

UBL Division 2C Midleton v Bruff, Towns Park; 2.30pm Saturday

The seniors currently occupy fourth place in the league and travel to Midelton on Saturday to take on the home side who are sitting in fifth and only two points behind. Midelton also have a game in hand  so Saturday’s game will have a massive barring on the final placing’s come the end of the season. The teams have already met this season with Midelton claiming a 25-22 win in Kilballyowen on the last day of October. Bruff are on the back of two narrow losses’ to Sligo and Wanderers and need to win to keep a top four finish a reality.

The u20’s travel to UL on Saturday to take on UL Bohs in the league, while the 2nds are in Dooradolye on Sunday to play Garryowen in the Junior plate.

Donal Walsh Trophy Division 1 UL Bohemian v Bruff, UL 4G 2.30pm Saturday

Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Plate Garryowen v Bruff, Dooradoyle, 2pm Sunday

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